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What's the Purpose of a Cognitive Behavior Treatment Program Without Self Tracking?

on Tuesday, 22 January 2013. Posted in General

Therapists are not providing patients the tools they need to be successful with CBT

There are some great books out there on the subject of managing bipolar disorder using CBT (i.e. Michael Otto's book: Managing Bipolar Disorder - A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach) but as the famous quote from Peter Drucker states: "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it!" so why are thousands of therapists out there not giving the tools to their patients to track their thought patterns and measure progress towards goals??